{beamer} is a document class for creating presentations and slides. For general questions about presentations or slides, independent of the document class, use {presentations} tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

7
votes
2answers
3k views

Changing the textwidth of the notes in Beamer (repost from SO)

I've asked this on SO and didn't get a good answer, so I'm reposting it here. I've been using the beamer class to create presentations in LaTeX and I love it. Recently I started using the \note ...
72
votes
5answers
30k views

Is there a nice way to compile a beamer presentation without the pauses?

Say I made a beamer presentation and I want to print it out. Is there a nice way to make beamer ignore the pauses so that I don't get lots of pages with duplicate information? Of course there are ...
24
votes
6answers
4k views

Typing and editing Beamer presentations

The ratio of markup to content in a beamer presentation is fairly high relative to a standard LaTeX document. What strategies do you use for speeding up the task of typing and editing beamer ...
2
votes
2answers
364 views

Meaningful error messages when using LaTeX instead of PDFLaTeX

When I have TikZ images or I include .png graphics, I need to use PDFLaTeX instead of plain vanilla LaTeX. (That is, I need to use PDFLaTeX all the time, rather than just when I want to produce the ...
32
votes
3answers
8k views

Is there a way to add a timer to a Beamer presentation?

I have seen presentations in Power Point which contain a timer. Can this be done in Beamer using a simple command, or maybe a package? If not a timer, is it possible to at least get a clock on your ...
67
votes
2answers
9k views

How to get rid of navigation symbols in beamer?

When creating presentations in beamer, those little symbols that you can click on and will take you to different parts of your presentation are automatically included on your slides. I don't like ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I get the right number of pauses after a list in beamer?

When I do an list (or list-type) in beamer with the automatic pausing between each item, then there seems to be something wrong with the pauses afterwards. If I put in a \pause afterwards then I get ...
47
votes
4answers
35k views

Animation in PDF presentations, without Adobe Reader?

I sometimes have to present on other people's equipment, such as machines running stripped down Linux distributions, presentation servers with a bare-bones PDF viewer running in a virtual machine, or ...
41
votes
4answers
6k views

Avoiding jumping frames in beamer

Sometimes I want an element on a frame to change in steps. I do this by \only<2>{ ... } \only<3>{ ... } etc. But this causes the frame to jump due to different sizes of the ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Why does my table of contents not appear in my beamer presentation? [closed]

I copied a beamer presentation and made new slides, but when I compile it the table of contents is missing. I tried copying and pasting the old presentation into mine and it is still missing the ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

Can I declare a different overlay specification in different beamer modes?

I have a beamer frame with about 150 slides on it. I want article and handout mode to only show frame 92. Reading section 8.6.2 of the beamer manual it seems like I should be able to do something ...
58
votes
4answers
21k views

LaTeX beamer presentation-package 16:9 aspect ratio?

I'm programming a presentation in LaTeX using the beamer class. However, it defaults to 4:3 aspect ratio slides, while everything I use is 16:9. Is there an easy way to change this using a command or ...